All Politics is Local

Connection Cafe

“ All politics is local.” What problems could you solve with more support from a local, state or federal government? This quote is often attributed to the late Thomas P. Tip” O’Neill, Jr., Speaker of the U. House of Representatives from 1977 until his retirement in 1987.

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Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. Getting Local.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with weekend trips to Hotlanta, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for Netroots 2017. We know this is a local's guide, but lets face it - any restaurant list in Atlanta would be incomplete without including this super touristy mess of a restaurant. This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama.

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. Here's a glimpse at how it works: Setting up a Local Advocacy form is simple and quick. Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC.

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Go Local with CSR

SocialFish

Ed.note: Give Local America is coming up on May 5. They see it as a valuable investment in their community, and as such local causes are critical to a corporate brand’s CSR program. Local means more to customers because they can relate to it.

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Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

To Act Nationally or Globally, Think Locally

Connection Cafe

We all know the value of building relationships with Members of Congress and local legislators. How do groups entice a Member of Congress to attend a local event or meet with key stakeholders? How to pitch local reporters on attending an event?

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix!

New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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TH - Local News Article

AFP Blog

TH - Local News Article: "A Web site could forge new links between prospective donors and local nonprofit organizations in 2009.DubuqueGiving.org is a facet of the GoldPenny Project, a partnership between Dubuque365.com, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa.

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Powerful Online Tool Will Highlight Local Nonprofits

AFP Blog

Powerful Online Tool Will Highlight Local Nonprofits : TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept 10, 2012 – The Community Foundation of North Florida is excited about launching FindLearnGive.org, the community’s first comprehensive online database of local nonprofits. The website will connect the community with local charities and help donors and citizens research organizations and their needs.

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News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth)

AFP Blog

News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth) : "Joshua Shaw, from Portsmouth, Ed Adams, from Pebworth in Warwickshire, both 20, and Qui Mai, 28, from Vietnam will spend six weeks working for the charity Balloon Kenya this summer." ''via Blog this

Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO

AFP Blog

Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO : 'via Blog this

» Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. Pilot

AFP Blog

» Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. Pilot : "emember Dr. Robert Gore, the emergency room doctor from Bed-Stuy behind the Global Empowerment Movement? (If If not, click here). Well, now, he and his team of global do-gooders– including Brian “Deka” Paupaw, a youth leadership executive; and Marc Baptiste, a renowned international photographer– are about to bring their globetrotting adventures to the big screen.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

Why Local Marketing Matters for Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

But it often is the local marketing that comes from trusted, known recommendations that can garner the most benefit. So how can development directors and nonprofits combine the increased interest in online giving and the importance of a local connection? Here are three ways nonprofits can work local marketing into their fundraising strategies. Search engines look for addresses and phone numbers for local optimization. And for them, local communities are very important.

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog : "Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here. Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento" 'via Blog this'.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

Check out the interview below to learn more about how My Colorado Project is empowering local change! I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools.

Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government.

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Local fundraising a snap with app created in Calgary

AFP Blog

Local fundraising a snap with app created in Calgary : Last February, the Charity App Challenge brought together several local non-profits and software developers to build a mobile application over two days. The challenge saw local programming teams compete to create an innovative and entertaining web-based fundraising app.

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Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander

AFP Blog

Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander : "A Skype connection allows a Remuera family to 'meet' one of the African children they have sponsored for the cost of a few cups of coffee, writes Rebecca Blithe. As thunder cracks and lightning flashes over the roof of a family home in Remuera, a young woman from Zambia peers from a computer screen into a world she has only ever read about

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story. “ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. million to 339 local nonprofits.

One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

AFP Blog

Kivi has some great lessons learned here One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog : "Instead, this post is about lessons learned for communications pros. of the thousands of nonprofits participating in Give Local campaigns across America were sending donors directly to donation pages on Kimbia’s platform.

Learn to Love Your Local Data

Museum 2.0

Last month at the AAM conference, a speaker said, "we should all be using measures of quality of life to measure success at our museums." I got excited. "We We should identify a few key community health indicators to focus on." I got tingly. And then we should rigorously measure them ourselves."

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA). In general the local chapter members were very excited about, and more than a little envious of, our work and the potential it has to impact human rights research.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

GroundWire

This is Dave when he started at ONE/Northwest (now Groundwire) way back in February 2002. This is Dave now. Do you see what a decade at Groundwire has done to him? Oh sure, the job has changed dramatically; from managing a small group of hardware experts to managing our worldwide empire of consultants, from Seattle to Portland to Goshen, Indiana. (We

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Pamal Broadcasting Keeps Local Residents Informed & Safe through Instant Alerts

Mobile Commons

The sponsor alerts give local and small businesses – groups that might not have the resources to launch their own SMS campaigns – a way to reach local citizens on their phones. “It Winter is a chaotic time for many communities.

Care2 Launches Hyper-Local Petitions to Empower Activists

Frogloop

Care2 just rolled out a first-of-its-kind localized petition platform for its 33 million-member network for good. Big news for the activist community. Online Advocacy

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Drones to make delivery debut in Wise - Local News - Tri Cities

AFP Blog

Drones to make delivery debut in Wise - Local News - Tri Cities : "WISE, Va.— Eyes from around the world will be watching Wise County on Friday as unmanned aerial vehicles carry medicines to the Remote Area Medical clinic." 'via via Blog this

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

These open challenges help activists, nonprofits, journalists, techies, and community members identify, refine, build, and launch technology tools to solve pressing local and regional problems.

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How to leverage social media to target local users and build brand awareness

SocialFish

Demographics and psychographics are just a few that you can use to better target local audiences and specific job titles. We search marketers need to leverage social media to better target local users. TWITTER – Local Proximity Blasts.

30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register

AFP Blog

30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register : "Can supporters of local charities raise $2 million over a 30-hour period for their favorite cause? Maybe more? Orange County will find out when the first-ever “iheartOC Giving Day” takes place 6 a.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday. The slogan: “30 hours to give where your heart lives.”

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June #4Change Chat: Local Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve had experience organizing communities offline in local communities, and organizing community online – but the kind of organizing that inspires me the most is combining online and offline. Lots of organizations, campaigns, and even individuals are now using social media tools to organize online and offline – bringing local communities together in new and powerful ways. What’s the point in using “global&# tools (social media) for local organizing?

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Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several community foundations will be part of Give Local America , a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.

Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News

AFP Blog

Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News : "Just how effectively are nonprofits using social media? Bloomerang, an Indianapolis company that works with nonprofits to help them improve donor retention, surveyed over 9,000 small to medium-sized nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada earlier this year and found that the vast majority use Facebook as their primary focus." ''via Blog this